In Rhineland-Palatinate, the Living Lab will address how to increase communication possibilities across application domains in villages and how to facilitate access for women, by involving mayors of municipalities, local communities and SMEs.
In German rural areas, approximately 66% of the citizens live in sparsely populated areas and intermediate density areas, which are around 56 million people. This leads to challenges for domains such as providing public services, digital infrastructures, economic prosperity and in general the communication between local residents, businesses, and the local and regional administrations.
The purpose of this work is to increase the level of digital services and communication possibilities across application domains in rural areas, while the focus is on the digital transformation in administrations. Specifically, this Living Lab addresses the level of municipalities associations with single communities embedded. The Living Lab is located in the municipalities association of Betzdorf-Gebhardshain in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Living Lab coordinator: Fraunhofer IESE